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COVID-19 ALERT

The Idaho Supreme Court has issued orders in response to the COVID-19 emergency. Click here to see the most recent Idaho Supreme Court Emergency Orders.  The Bonner County Courts have implemented procedures to comply with these orders as follows:
(1) Only necessary parties will be allowed entry into the courtrooms (attorneys, parties to the case, necessary witnesses and in some cases victims). 
(2) Where practicable the courts will be conducting court via phone or video.  The general public will not be allowed access to the courtrooms.

Civil Filings: The public still has access to the Clerk's office; however, we are asking people to file their documents using the iCourt E-Filing System or you can access all civil filing forms through the Idaho Court Assistance website, as well as Guide & File for Civil Protection Orders, Minor Guardianships or Small Claims at  https://courtselfhelp.idaho.gov/.   Alternatively, all self-represented litigants may place their filings in the drop box located in the courthouse lobby or email their filings to clerks@bonnercountyid.gov.  If you are emailing filings, please make sure to include a good telephone number on your documents so we may contact you for any required payment.

Civil Protection Orders:  Civil Protection Order forms can now be filed in any Idaho court online, via the  Guide & File Tool, which asks a series of questions to gather necessary information to complete and file court forms remotely.  Those seeking additional details on court protective orders, and who has eligibility to file them, can visit the Idaho Legal Aid Services webpage.

Fine Payments: All fine payments may be paid by either calling the Clerk's office at 208-265-1432, dropping your payment in the drop box in the lobby of the courthouse (envelopes provided to secure your payment) or by paying online on the iCourt Portal.

Who Can or Cannot Enter the Courthouse: No one will be allowed entry into the courthouse that fall into the following categories:   (a) Visited China, Iran, South Korea, any European countries, or any other high-risk countries identified by the CDC in the previous 14 days; (b) Resided with or been in close contact with someone who has been in any of those countries within the previous 14 days; (c) Traveled domestically within the United States where COVID-19 has sustained widespread community transmission; (d) Been asked to self-quarantine by any doctor, hospital or health agency; (e) Been diagnosed with or have been in contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19; or (f) Have a fever, cough or shortness of breath.

How Can I Find Out if I Can Come To Court?:  If you have any questions concerning upcoming hearings as to whether or not you will be allowed to attend in person, please contact the Clerk's office at 208-265-1432 before traveling here.

For additional information concerning COVID-19 in Idaho visit the Idaho Coronavirus Website

Thank you for your patience.

Welcome to the Bonner County Clerk’s Office. We are often the first stop for someone going through the court system. We are responsible for maintaining court records, new case filings, processing traffic tickets, overseeing the court’s administration and ensuring information moves through the court system efficiently. The Bonner County Clerk’s Office oversees civil court, juvenile court and infraction, misdemeanor and felony court.

Resident Judges
District Court Judge – Barbara A. Buchanan
Magistrate Judge – Tera Harden
Magistrate Judge – Lori Meulenberg

Visiting and Senior Judges
District Judge - Lansing Haynes
Magistrate Judge – Justin W. Julian

Clerk of the Court
Michael W. Rosedale

Director, Court Operations
Charlene Krames